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2013 LSG Team Preview — Harlingen Cardinals

2013 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Harlingen Cardinals

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Team: Harlingen Cardinals (32-5A)

Colors: Red/Black/White

1st varsity season: 1913

Enrollment: 2,826 -- 2nd largest in the district out of 9 schools

Stadium: J. Lewis Boggus Stadium (Capacity: 10,400)

Facebook: Go Cardinals!!

Coach: Manny Gomez (6 years) 62-14 (#2 All-Time in Harlingen history); 62-14 All-Time Coaching Record

Returning Lettermen: 24

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 4

Key Players:
* QB Brandon Garza 1,828 yards 16 TDs passing
* WR Brandon Vasquez 2nd Team All-District
* WR Mark Rosales 2nd Team All-District
* LB Gilbert Bermea 2nd Team All-District 96 tackles 5 sacks
* DL Marcus Garcia 2nd Team All-District
* OL Montgomery Medley 1st Team All-District
* DB JR Elijah De Leon 1st Team All-District
* DL Emmanuel Mena 1st Team All-District

Notes:
* 13 year winning steak
* 39 of last 41 seasons were winning seasons

  • Mike Says: The Cardinals had another good run last year as they always seem to be one of the Valleys best. This years team should have a good shot at the district championship again. Look for them to go 8-2 or 9-1 during the regular season with their game against Harlingen South being for the district championship. Once in the playoffs, they are good for 2 or 3 rounds.
  • Chris Says: Brandon Garza looks to build on last years numbers and has a pretty good team round him.  While not a lot of starters return, there are quite a few with game experience.  Coach Manny Gomez consistently brings up the next class of athletes and puts a fine football team on the field.  This year will be no different.  Expect the Cardinals to win the district and last two rounds before someone a little deeper closes the door on their season.

Last Years Record: Overall 8-4 District 7-1

2012 Games:
vs San Antonio Johnson (4-6) (L 0-36)
at San Benito (6-4) (L 3-7)
vs Brownsville Rivera (2-8)* (W 38-3)
at Brownsville Lopez (4-6)* (W 48-21)
vs Los Fresnos (7-4)* (L 23-35)
at Brownsville Pace (1-9)* (W 65-0)
vs Brownsville Veterans Memorial (9-3)* (W 24-19)
at Brownsville Porter (0-10)* (W 64-0)
vs Harlingen South (9-3)* (W 38-23)
at Brownsville Hanna (4-6)* (W 56-0)

Playoffs: Division I Area
vs McAllen Memorial (6-5) (Harlingen) (W 41-20) Bi-District
vs Mission Sharyland (12-1) (Weslaco) (L 2-42) Area

History:
* 60-20-5 vs. San Benito in the "Battle Of The Arroyo"
* All time record: 621-291-37 67.39% 949 games
* Playoff Appearances: (36) 1929,1930,1931,1932,1947,1949,1950,1972,1973,1976,1984
1985,1986,1987,1988,1989,1990,1991,1992,1994,1995,1996
1997,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009
2010,2011,2012

Championship History: No Championship Games

Last 5 year record: 55-10

Last 10 year record: 95-29

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